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. >> reporter: the 85-year-old announced his decision during a meeting of the vatican cardinals. he said it in latin and it was definitely unexpected. his last day will be february 28th. right now we are standing in front of st. mary's cathedral. we are hoping to get comment from them a little bit letter this morning. even given his old age and ailing help, you normally don't see popes step down. the last time it happened was nearly 600 years when pope gregory xii resigned. he did so to end the civil war within the church. pope benedict emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope the leader of more than a billion roman catholics requires strength which he simply doesn't have anymore. after having repeatedly examed my conscious before god, i have come to the certainty that my strength due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise. pope benedict the 265th pope was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into the hitler's youth at age 14. he served in the army but was desserted. he led the church since 2005 through a time that has seen him criticize
vatican city. >> reporter: the day after the shocking announcement that he will resign on february 28th, more details are emerging about his decision. the vatican's own newspaper said that this decision was taken at least a year ago after his trip to cuba and mexico in march 2012. that's when the pontiff realized he's just too old and too weak to perform his duties as the holy father including, of course, long distance travel. while the speculation now is ripe whether there is any other reason behind his decision. in an interview in 2010 during the scandals that engulfed the vatican and the catholic church including the pedophilia scandal and later the butler scandal with him leaking documents to the italian media, the journalist asked him whether it was right for a pontiff to resign over such scandals? he said, not in times of difficulties but maybe in times of peace when in a peaceful moment one has a right to do so. this is a peaceful moment. the butler has been sentenced to prison and later pardoned late last year and now it is a time for the pope to just let go and let another pers
not see this coming. this resignation. vatican insiders perhaps did. now the pope has been ailing for years now. he's reported heart trouble. one of the biggest clues may have been just prior to his election as pope. pope benedict hoped to retire then and spend more time writing. he is a highly regarded scholar in theology. the retirement age for bishops is 75 and he submitted his resignation three times. the only reason he stayed at his post is because of pope john paul ii. he said quote strength of mind and body are necessary. strength which in the past few months has deteriorated. that i've had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted me. the 85-year-old's last day of pope will be february 28th. and the last time a pope resigned was nearly 600 years ago in 1415 when pope gregory stepped down. pope benedict was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into hitlers youth at age 14. he served in the army but desserted and eventually captured by the americans. his decision sets the stage for a new pope to be elected before the end of march. an
t anna matranga has reaction. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi stunned the vatican saying he no longer has the strength to do the job. the 85-year-old pontiff says he will step down at the end of the month becoming the first pope to resign in 600 years. church leaders express their sadness. >> it's like watching your own dad get old. and admit that he's not up to all the duties of being a head of a family involves. >> reporter: the news quickly spread through st. peter's square. >> i hope the next pope can be better than this one. >> reporter: pope benedict became head of the catholic church succeeding pope john paul. some say he didn't go far enough. >> he wasn't ever as popular as the other popes and there are a lot of questions over how he handled the sex scandal in particular. >> reporter: there are several contenders but no clear front runner. >> who among this body has the qualifications, the characteristics, the spiritual gifts to fill that chair. >> reporter: pope benedict appointed half the cardinals that will choose his success
times we heard from the pope, his christmas blessing from at the vatican to the big pond there in saint peter's square. [speak >> this is where he came out and said merry christmas to everyone. we are all very nice christians and we welcome all of you except for gay people. you are all going to hell. >> bill: by the way, i am out of here. >> right. >> bill: the news broke just a few minutes ago, as we were getting ready to come on the air, the news broke from the bbc reported it first and vatican radio officially confirmed that the pope has decided, we don't nor for whatever reason, whether there are health reasons or he is damn sick and tired of the job. he has been pope since april, 2005. he is going to resign his position. the end of the month. and, you know, he succeeded john paul ii who has rushed to make a saint. wrongly so, i think. not that he doesn't deserve it. you need some time. also the pope has said this is not the first -- not the first pope to retire. popes can retire. we are used to popes dying in. right? and most of the
. the pope steps down officially on the 28th. the vatican is hoping to have a new pope in place before easter. >>> for just a moment, imagine your child has hearing loss, but you cannot afford hearing aids. more than 1.5 million kids in the u.s. live in silence because their health insurance doesn't think they're essential. cnn's george howell sat down with 7-year-old hayden mckenzie for a look at the drastic measures he and his family have taken for him to hear. >> reporter: for 7-year-old hayden mckenzie, it takes a little more time in the morning to get started. and for his twin brother, colby, it takes more patience. >> our big question of the day is, you have a hearing aid on. can you hear me? i was thinking about this last night. it felt like a cell phone commercial. can you hear me? can you hear me now? >> reporter: he started losing his hearing when he was 4 years old, a crippling result of surgeries to repair his middle ear. >> these were hearing aids donated from a deceased child. this is a temporary thing? >> yeah. it's definitely not our ideal situation. it's definitely helping ri
of the vatican. >> yeah. >> pope benedict is stepping down. how long? >> not quite eight years. >> yeah, may of 2005 is when it started. >> a seven-year reign. >> and it ends on february 28th, according to we'll be following this. >>> to washington now. members of congress remain focused on deficits, spending and how to head off the looming sequestration cuts poised to kick in early next month. in separate interviews on sunday, house minority leader nancy pelosi and majority leader eric cantor laid out the economic dividing lines. >> what we need is growth. we need growth with jobs. and if you have spending cuts, education of our children and other investments like the national institutes of health where you are hindering growth, you're not going to reduce the deficit. so it is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. we have a budget deficit problem that we have to address. we think the deficit and the national debt are at immoral levels. we think they must be reduced. we're sick and tired of paying interest on the national debt. and that's 15% -- that's a large percentage
in a top secret ceremony at the vatican. we know it will be hosted by ryan seacrest. i would love to be considered. i have ample experience lying around in robes and being irrelevant. i'm sorry, that was in appropriate. i'm done talking now. >> someone is always in our war room. check us out on line at current.com/thewar, rules. link up and check out our exclusive web i canes. thanks for joining us. have a great night. welcome to the "the young turks." well, it looks like we're going to get a new pope. why is the old pope leaving? a little bit of controversy. we'll have both sides for you on whether he's leaving for the right reasons for the i don't think reasons. and then do you remember the guy who shot osama bin laden. >> bin-laden was confronted by the navy seals in his bedroom. his youngest wife by his side. >> the guy who shot him is not getting any health benefits from the u.s. military. outrageous. then we'll go inside the fiscal cliff to tell what you happened. >> he said i'm giving you $100 billion in tax revenue what do i get for it? the president said nothing. >> all r
catch him off-guard. >> the pope retires today. he will get to keep his title sort of. the vatican releasing details. he will be referred to as pope am aritous and will live in a monastery, still white but it will be a more humble robe than he has now. he will have to give up the red prada custom shoes. >> bill: only the pope gets to wear the red shoes. the pope and dorothy. [ laughter ] >> a lot in common, i guess. >> actress anne hathaway apologized yesterday for the dress that she wore to the oscars last weekend but not for what everyone thought that she would apologize for. that her breasts were quite visible and became the talk of the night. rather in a statement to "people" magazine, she said while she was expecting to wear a valentino designed dress she switched at the last minute to a prada-designed dress. she was sorry to valentino who is a close friend of hers and anyone else bothered by her -- >> bill: she may as well not have had a dress on. >> she wore a prada dress. >> and the pope wears prada shoes. "the devil wears prada." >> bill: the devil wears thrift store. we f
this morning. why parishioners are shocked but vatican insiders might not be. >> reporter: and bay area target thieves are targeting freeway metering lights. how this trend could be adding to your commute when "mornings on 2" continues. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> breaking news from the vatican. the pope is resigning. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live from san francisco with more whoop was behind this morning a historic announcement. tara? >> reporter: well, some say it's bad timing with easter coming up so close. this is really the spiritual time for catholic
led to the stunning retirement of pope benedict. we're live from the vatican, what is going to happen with the first pope to step down from 600 years. if skydiving makes you squeamish, and wait until you hear about this man's experience, his chute malfunctioned and he fell 13,000 feet while unconscious, we've got the amazing story. yes, he survived. >> we have some terrifying new video to show you that captures the heart stopping moment when a california sky diver realized there was a problem with his parachute. there was a problem high above the earth, and caused the man to black out 13,000 feet above. and trace gallagher, i'm nervously thinking about it. >> reporter: he had been skydiving for two years and this was his 30th freefall and document today document the thing with a go-pro video camera, right, and jumpings out of the plane and exhilarated you can see that he's very excited when he begins this freefall. and he's at 13,000 feet, right? you can hear him screaming and then, he suddenly gets a jolt. and the parachute opened up and you can hear him later kind of talking outlo
and applause ] >> the pope hel his final general audience at the vatican. he waved from the crowd from the pope mobile and kissed the forehead of several lucky babies. he recalled moments of joy and life of pope while facing great pain. >> i continue for prayers, i ask each of you to pray for me and the new pope. >> he thanked everyone for respecting his decision to step down and to also pray for the cardinals who have the enormous responsibility of picking the new pope. again, they hope to do that by holy week, march 24th. >> can you imagine being there for that? >> that would be amazing. >>> sal's back. he's watching the roads. you are watching bridges, too. >> that's right. we are and the bridges are getting more crowded. this is the peak of the commute. the traffic continues to get busier as we get closer to the 7:30 and 8:00 portion of our commute. let's go outside and take a look at highway 4 westbound you can see traffic is busier than it was. we've been watching it rather closely. we don't have any major problems in this area. but we do have slow traffic. also the morning commute is goi
with other duties for the vatican. and last friday, he posted a defiant response to archbishop gomez on his personal blog. it read in part: in the meantime, some abuse victims say some files still have not been released, but the archdiocese says it will comply fully by the court-ordered deadline, february 22. we take a close look at the documents and what they reveal about the church's handling of abuse claims with ray boucher, the lead attorney representing victims in the cases that lead to the files release. we asked the archdiocese of los angeles to join our conversation but they were not available. mr. boucher, now five and a half years or so since the settlement the documents are finally out. did they provide any missing pieces of the putz? did they tell you things you didn't already know? >> well, they certainly tell us in greater detail the horrific story of abuse and coverup that we long suspected and expected. they confirmed it but confirmed it in a depth that i don't think anybody could have ever understood or fully comprehended. >> suarez: when you say "confirmed it" does this di
is it like knowing someone who could be the next pope? >> well, it's very exciting. >> reporter: vatican-bashaned cardinal peter turkson, he would be the first black pope and a rare non-european. >> my idol. >> reporter: the two met a few years ago when his pastor introduced his colleague peter, and peter turned out to be -- >> turned out to it be cardinal peter turkson president of the pontifical at the vatican and close adviser to the holy father. >> reporter: the doctor has since done surgely in ghana and is raising money for an orthopedic clinic there. when the cardinal visits albany about once a year he often stops to say mass at this small parish, saint joan of arc where this doctor attends. he attended seminary and on ap recent u.s. trip, he picked him up at the airport. as he dozed off, he couldn't help budget think -- >> here's a man that could be the next pope. i got a little nervous and started to take my foot off the gas and slowed way down. >> reporter: if cardinal turkson is elected, dr. marada predicts high energy but has a low expectation for major change. >> he has told
on politics and all things vatican-related. e.j. deon and chris matthews, thank you as always. chris, tonight, of course, you'll have more on this topic. something teltz me he has a few more things to add. at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on msnbc. lee accident i wanted to ask you this question. >> sure. >> and it is -- we are talking about the sort of modernization of the catholic church. it never even occurs to us to talk about the topic of the fact that there are no women in the upper echelons. there's no female leadership. >> no, there's not. a lot has to change for that to happen, but chris brought up the whole point. our world is changing, and this institution for thousands and thousands of years, you know, is going to have to figure out how to change it because one of the other crisis that the pope inherited, along with the sex abuse scandal, is simply the fact that we are becoming an increasingly secular society, and there are ways to kind of, you know, stop that from happening. not stop it from happening, but just embrace it or deal with it, and as chris was saying, kind of welcome maybe a
the vatican and now issues surrounding two of the cardinals that are set to help pick a new pope next month. we will go live to rome. plus a rare appearance from fide fidel castro today, as well. we'll bring that to you. is -- alakazam! ♪ [ male announcer ] staples has always made getting office supplies easy. ♪ another laptop? don't ask. disappear! abracadabra! alakazam! [ male announcer ] and now we're making it easier to get everything for your business. and for my greatest trick! enough! [ male announcer ] because whatever you need, we'll have it or find it, and get it to you fast. staples. that was easy. it will if it's new outlast stay fabulous foundation. it's a primer, concealer and foundation in one for all day flawless skin. new outlast stay fabulous from easy, breezy, beautiful covergirl. ♪ they hatin' ♪ patrolling they tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty ♪ ♪ tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty ♪ ♪ tryin' to -- [ woman ] hi there. why do we always have to take your mom's car? [ male announcer ] the security of an iihs top safety pick, the 2013 volkswagen tiguan. that's th
of responsibilities like the pope. so the official line from the vatican is that he's not particularly ill or he doesn't have any particular illness apart from being very, very tired, 85-year-old man who just can't take it anymore. >> nbc's claudio lavanga, thank you, sir. stay with us. the day's "top lines" are coming up. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. >>> from the state of our union to the fate of the church. here are today's "top lines." it's a manic monday. >> are you going to s
at the vatican. possibly allowing for the conclave to start before he officially steps down. current church law forces cardinals to wait at least 15 days after the papacy is vacant to begin the process of picking a successor. the fact that benedict is still alive could help drive some change. >>> in syria today state tv says that 53 people were killed, more than 200 were wounded by a car bombing in damascus. at least three attacks many the capitol today. after merely two years the civil war has claimed more than 70,000 lives. joining us now is pulitzer prize winning writer and reporter dexter whose latest reporting in "the new yorker" i will lyme lum natures why a solution to this crisis has been so elusive. thanks. it's great to see you. thanks very much. you really were digging into hezbollah, its roots in beirut, of course, in lebanon, but also the iranian proxy war that is being fought in the civil war in syria. what is your bottom line in terms of the role of hezbollah, away we're seeing today in these bombings arks consideringed to most of the experts, please weigh in, is that this is rea
to italian media which reports $3,300 a month coming had is bap the vatican could not that report a spokesman says all of the pope's outgoing needs will be met. >>> our first look at kate middleton's growing baby bump. she made her his appearance since announcing her pregnancy in december. she is about 4 1/2 months pregnant. >>> researchers developed a drug that is fascinating. it's made up of alcohol metabolizing enzymes that they drop alcohol levels in drunk mice. don't pop open the champagne yet. the research in its early stages. the reality is you have too much to drink and pop a pill and you're all better. >>> daryl hannah arrested after protesting at the white house. tell you about that coming up later. >>> gas prices hit a new four-month high. boy, the cost of a fill-up has gone up 33 days in a row yet. are we there yet? >> everything seems to be going up at the moment. i don't know if you've seen the dow this morning. scaling new heights here and we neat a positive catalyst to push us sustainably high. back to the pump. if you feel like you're paying more, you are. the current average
was saying. they were waiting for the translation. and there was one journalist who works at the vatican who does know latin. he got the scoop on his fellow journalists. >> who says latten is a dead language? >> bill: that guy was rewarded for knowing his latin. the president even put out a statement congratulating the pope and saying how much he enjoyed meeting him and working with him over the last four years. david letterman even brought it up last night with a little different reaction. stunned at the news. >> yeah, pope benedict is quitting. boy, you think about that. yep. that's a tall hat to fill. [ laughter ] >> bill: ba-da-bing. >> he had a press conference today. he said he wants to spend more time with his wife and kids. [ laughter ] >> bill: we're so used to that. spend more time with my family. they all say that. david letterman did point out that there was a -- a physical disability that he was dealing with too. >> he's got a chronic neck problem. chronic neck problem. it just really drains him. he's constantly fatigued. he has a chronic neck problem and apparently the chronic
stories making news, john? >> first news about the pope just in to cnn, a spokesperson for the vatican says pope benedict is considering issuing a decree that would move up the date of the conclave, that's where cardinals from around the world meet to choose the pope's successor. current church rules call for the conclave to start march 15th but this decree could speed up the process. the rules in place deals with a pope dying. with the pope not dying things could happen faster. >>> senator john mccain getting an earful at a town hall meeting near phoenix. >> this is an orwellian experience. i've had enough, sir. we've had enough. >> i retired -- >> we've had enough time. >> talking about his illegal immigration bill and some people in his home state are not happy. some residents called for strict deportation programs which mccain opposes. mccain is one of eight senators from both parties working on an immigration plan. he says the white house promised to cooperate. mccain an expert at town meetings, never a good idea to cross him there. >>> new york city residents with pistol permits
stories. the pope may change the constitution of the vatican so that cardinals can vote on a new pope before march 15. pope benedict announced his regular nation citing old age. he officially steps down on the 28th. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. is in court expected to plead guilty to buy campaign funds including a $43,000 row lex watch. the democrat from chicago faces up to five years in prison but could get less time as parts of a plea deal. >>> in wisconsin a highway is re-opened after a 26 car highly up snarling traffic for three hours. a truck jack knifed, crashed into a ditch. visibility was so poor that some drivers had no time to stop and minor injuries. >>> the post office announced a licensing agreement with a cleveland apparel company which will design clothing and accessories under the rain, heat and snow name. the post office will get a small percentage of the sales and you'll find advanced safety technology like an available heads-up display on the 2013 lexus gs. there's no going back. on the 2013 lexus gs. new griddle-melts to yourime usual breakfast sandwich
. peter's square in vatican city, where you used to work for a number of years. i know he's still the pope until the end of the month. they would like a new pope by easter, which is 46 days from right now. we've got a list of some of the top contenders. i don't want you to analyze all of them but tell us generally. a lot of americans go why can't we have an american pope. why can't we have an american pope? >> we can. we don't know if we will. we can. there are 117 cardinals that will be voting in this conclave. 117, all cardinals who are under the age of 80. it could be any one of them. very few people guessed cardinal rapsinger at the time. >>steve: because today is ash wednesday, many people may be unfamiliar is lent. what is lent? >> preparation of a time for easter. we think of how much goes into preparation for the super bowl. we had for days people getting ready talking about the best food and all the rest. how about getting ready for a wedding? how much does a bride or groom put into getting ready for a wedding? these are 46 days in preparation for easter, getting our mind, body an
day-to-day expenses which should still be covered by the vatican. steve, talk about something else >> steve: i will. you're getting sleepy. have you ever woken up if a bad dream and wish there was a way to stop that dream from happening again? turns out there might be a way to transform your nightmare noose sweet dreams. dr. shelby harris is director of behavioral sleep medicine here in the new york city area. joins us live. good morning to you. >> thanks for having me. >> steve: people have nightmares for a variety of reasons. we're not here to analyze the dreams. we're here to fix them, right? >> right. some people find analyzing them might help them figure out what's going on in their lives. but if it's creating constant problems for you, there are ways to help. >> steve: and this is the way, it's called irt, imry rehearsal therapy. what does that mean? >> one way. there are different things that help. but irt is extremely effective. so basically if you think about nightmares and dreams, it's imagery in your head. if you close your eyes, you're picturing something. so we teach p
. thanks to you, j.t. "morning joe" beginning right now. >>> here now is what the vatican is doing. you tell me if this is right or wrong, okay? take a look. ♪ >> pope benedict is stepping down, and the roman catholic church needs a new spiritual leader. could it be you? announcing mountain dew's pope n win contest. check specially marked mountain dew bottles. >> hey, mom, i won! >> plus other great prizes like a pool table and movie tickets. visit mountaindew.com for complete rules. >> good morning, it's thursday, february 21st. welcome to "morning joe." >> it's a big day. >> it is a big day. a live look at times square. inside the studio here, we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle. >> yes? >> are you completely buttoned? okay. whatever. >> have you buttoned everything up? >> i think so. >> it didn't look like it for a second there. msnbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu and former democratic congressman, harold ford jr. >> we love harold. >> and he's all buttoned up. >> it's the day. >> i know, i'm getting there. i'm getting there. it's the buildup. we also have wit
john 23rd from it, a long time ago he met george at the vatican. george was then heading of president kennedy's food for peace program, and pope john shook george mcgovern's hand. a look at him in the and he said to him, when you meet your maker, and he asks, did you feed the hungry, you can say, yes, i did. george mcgovern could say that 1000 times over. so could the millions men in women and children whose ranches and laboratories the our families, even when we don't always realize or acknowledge it. by continuing to pull ahead, developed agricultural policies and innovate in ways big and small, so we need can -- so indeed can all of us. thank you so much. [applause] >> so, we've had three great addresses this morning. joe giving us the outlook. secretary bill sykes challenging us -- secretary vilsack challenge us and risks we can manage. and senator daschle, just really giving us an overwhelmingly moving tribute and challenge to american agriculture, all of us in this room. a lot of fodder for thought. and now the floor is yours. our panelists are going to answer some of your quest
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